After reporting from the world's most dangerous zones for twenty five years, Marie Colvin, died for refusing to turn a blind eye to the atrocities happening in the Syrain city of Homs. Linked here is the candid report which graphically reflects the horrors innocent civilians including very young children are subjected to these days.
Marie Colvin The Sunday Times' Middle East correspondent started as The Sunday Times' Middle East correspondent in 1986. She was then the Foreign Affairs correspondent from 1995. Although specializing in the Middle East, she also covered conflicts in Chechnya, Kosovo, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka. She won the International Women's Media Foundation award for 'Courage in Journalism' for her coverage of Kosovo and Chechnya.
She began wearing an eyepatch after losing the sight in her left eye when coming under Sri Lankan government RPG shrapnel fire on April 16, 2001; she was attacked after calling out "journalist, journalist!" while reporting on the Sri Lankan Civil War. Colvin was a witness and an intermediary during the final days of the war there and reported on war crimes that were committed during this phase.